Climate Smart Agriculture

Agricultural production systems must be transformed to achieve greater productivity, be more resource efficient, and more resilient to risks, shocks and climate variability. 

WBCSD has convened companies from the food and agriculture sector to address the dual challenges of climate change, and the need to satisfy the nutritional requirements of a growing global population. CSA focuses on achieving this while preserving natural resources and improving livelihoods of farmers around the world.

CSA Newsletter 

Sign-up to our CSA Newsletter to learn about the latest activities of the WBCSD’s Climate Smart Agriculture group and its partners, read about CSA members in the spotlight, and receive a calendar of key upcoming events where we or our members will be present.

Priority action areas

Building smallholder/family farmer resilience

A top challenge is providing millions of smallholders with the support needed to strengthen their resilience to climate change.

Scaling-up investment in CSA

Scaling-up CSA implementation can only happen if the finance required and the accessibility of this finance are within reach.

Improving businesses’ ability to trace, measure and monitor CSA progress

We're developing a corporate CSA measurement protocol that will also help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of company investments, as well as identify and avoid any unintended negative consequences.

Implementing agriculture-driven zero deforestation and sustainable land-use commitments

We respond to the need to address factors that influence deforestation and land use in the landscapes from which businesses source their products and crops.

Highlights

The Business Case for Investing in Soil Health

Read the CSA group’s latest report on the business case for investing in soil health. Learn how companies around the world are beginning to address the issue of soil health and understand the next steps for scaling-up action and investment.

WBCSD Smarter Metrics Workshop 2018

Find here a summary of our workshop on impactful and measurable progress on Climate Smart Agriculture in corporate value chains held on 27-28 March 2018 at the University of Vermont in  Burlington, VT - USA. Topics in the spotlight: Climate resilience, Scope III GHGs, Food Loss & Waste.

Rabobank and UN Environment announce new billion-dollar partnership to kickstart climate smart agriculture

Rabobank and UN Environment announce new billion-dollar facility at the WBCSD’s 2017 Council Meeting in Mexico city to finance sustainable agriculture. The facility aims to help achieve the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.

How will we know if agriculture is climate-smart?

Read our latest blog post co-written by Bruce Campbell (CCAFS) and Matthew Reddy (WBCSD): As the food and agriculture sector rises to the challenge of producing more food with a lower climate impact, we need robust measurement and monitoring systems to assess progress toward global goals.

News and Insights

Next Event

Liaison Delegate Meeting 2019

1 - 4 April, 2019,
 Montreux, Switzerland

More Events

World Economic Forum 2019

22 - 25 January, 2019
, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

WBCSD Annual Member Meeting in North America at GreenBiz

25 - 28 February, 2019
, Phoenix, Arizona

WBCSD Council Meeting 2019

14 - 17 October, 2019
, Lisbon, Portugal
See more

Resources

Impact on SDGs

Food production, and land use are key to achieving a broad set of SDGs. A focus on rural development and investment in agriculture - crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture – are powerful tools to end poverty and hunger, and bring about sustainable development for a healthy population. Agriculture also has a major role in combating climate change and in regenerating and preserving ecosystems. 

Contacts

Matthew Reddy

Director, Climate Smart Agriculture & Global Agri-business Alliance

Dalma Somogyi

Manager, Climate Smart Agriculture

Deepa Maggo

Manager, Water

Tony Siantonas

Manager, Climate Smart Agriculture